Our Teachers

Elementary School Teachers

Ms. Svetlana Fenina

Ms. Svetlana Fenina

Ms. Fenina received her BS in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida and is ACSI Certified.

Ms. Fenina has been substitute teaching in public elementary and middle schools since 2012 and has been teaching at Enlightium Academy since 2015. She teaches Bible, History, English, and elementary electives and is the primary school counselor. Ms. Fenina believes that education with Christian values is a doorway to a flourishing life.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6


Contact: s.fenina@enlightiumacademy.com

Mrs. Adel Aranka Nemes

Mrs. Adel Aranka Nemes

Mrs. Nemes received her BA in Theology and the Hungarian Language. She then obtained her Master’s in Divinity with an emphasis on Church History at the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She has her PhD(c) in Renaissance History from the Jozsef Attila University in Szeged, Hungary.

Mrs. Nemes has been teaching since 1999 and served as a traveling pastor from 2006 to 2012. She started teaching at Enlightium Academy in 2013, and is currently the Bronze Program Coordinator. She enjoys interacting with students, bringing them closer to Jesus, and sending Bible candies - Bible-based encouragements and thoughts. Mrs. Nemes is blessed every day by the encouragements which she receives from students. She believes the most valuable gift which parents can give their children is the knowledge of God, and she is grateful to work alongside parents in bringing their children closer to God.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22: 6


Contact: a.nemes@enlightiumacademy.com


Mrs. Kirsten Kosoff

Mrs. Kirsten Kosoff

Mrs. Kosoff studied Elementary Education at Whitworth University. She has a Reading Endorsement and minors in French and German.

Mrs. Kosoff taught for several years at a local private Christian school prior to joining the Enlightium Academy team in 2017. She also has experience teaching students backpacking and wilderness skills. She volunteered as a backpacking guide for Beyond Malibu in Canada for several summers.

Mrs. Kosoff desires to help and know each student as an individual. Her vision is for each student to know his or her value as a child created in the image of God.

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Jeremiah 29:11


Contact: k.kosoff@enlightiumacademy.com


Mrs. Olga Shpak Dunn

Mrs. Olga Shpak Dunn

Mrs. Dunn received her BA in Linguistics and her Music minor from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is ACSI certified.

Mrs. Dunn began her teaching career in 2009 by teaching Music Theory at Unison Music School, and has been teaching middle school English, Music, and high school electives at Enlightium Academy since 2014. Mrs. Dunn enjoys helping students enrich their lives through writing and music.

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are -- yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Hebrews 4: 14 - 16


Contact: o.dunn@enlightiumacademy.com

Mrs. Pearl Sanchez

Mrs. Pearl Sanchez

Mrs. Sanchez earned her B.A. in English, with a minor in Mathematics, from Simpson University in Redding, CA. As a California State certified teacher, she has taught and tutored students of all grade levels, ranging from elementary to college.

Mrs. Sanchez joined Enlightium Academy in the 2017 and teaches Elementary Math and Science. She loves to help guide students as they unlock and discover their full potential.

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
Romans 8:28


Contact: p.sanchez@enlightiumacademy.com

Mrs. Allison Condrey

Mrs. Allison Condrey

Mrs. Condrey graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.F.A. in Art Education. She has experience teaching and tutoring high school, middle school and elementary students. Mrs. Condrey joined Enlightium Academy in 2017.

She and her family currently live in Edinburgh, Scotland. Her interests include drawing, hiking, reading, writing, and nature study.

I will remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord, be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
Psalm 27:13-14


Contact: a.condrey@enlightiumacademy.com

Mrs. Moriah Nageli

Mrs. Moriah Nageli

Mrs. Nageli attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. She graduated with an ACSI certification and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and Bible. Mrs. Nageli taught at local Christian schools for three years between 2014 and 2017.

Mrs. Nageli joined Enlightium Academy in 2017 as a teacher’s assistant for all Gold Level Elementary students. Mrs. Nageli enjoys promoting students to strive to do their best work. She loves to encourage students in their walks with the Lord and their journeys to become lifelong learners.

I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore, my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices…
Psalm 16:8-9a


Contact: m.nageli@enlightiumacademy.com

Ms. Kelsie Peterson

Ms. Kelsie Peterson

Ms. Peterson received her A.A. in Art Education from Montana State University. She is currently pursuing a Biblical Studies degree with an Interdisciplinary in Counseling from Moody Bible Institute in Spokane, Washington. She plans to graduate in the Spring of 2018.

Ms. Peterson has previous experience tutoring elementary and high school students through a local homeless shelter. She is currently working as a Teacher’s Assistant at Enlightium Academy where she enjoys helping students discover their academic and individual potentials.

“Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;
our God is merciful.
The Lord preserves the simple;
when I was brought low, he saved me.
Return, O my soul, to your rest;
for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.”
Psalm 116:5-7


Contact: k.peterson@enlightiumacademy.com

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Secondary Bible Teachers

Mr. R. Heath Robertson

Mr. R. Heath Robertson

Mr. Robertson received his BA in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute where he completed the Honors Program for Semitic Languages. He has completed his MA in Biblical and Theological Studies with an emphasis in Exegetical studies at Western Seminary where he received the Honors Award for Old Testament Exegesis. He is ACSI certified.

Mr. Robertson enjoys teaching Bible at Enlightium Academy, where he started working in the spring of 2015. He enjoys assisting students in thoughtful theological study and application. He also acts as EA’s School Chaplain and maintains EA’s video series “Enlightium Theology in Action”.

Let all that pertains to you be done with love.
1 Corinthians 16:14

Contact: h.robertson@enlightiumacademy.com

Mr. Colten Lindberg

Mr. Colten Lindberg

Mr. Lindberg received his BA in Biblical Studies with an Interdisciplinary in Education from Moody Bible Institute in May of 2016. Mr. Lindberg is also ACSI certified in Bible.

Before teaching at Enlightium Academy, Mr. Lindberg student-taught at North West Christian Academy in Spokane, WA where he taught Romans, Apologetics, and Old Testament Survey. Soon after, Mr. Lindberg joined the EA team during the fall of 2015 where he continued teaching Bible. Furthermore, given his natural ability and tutoring experience in math, Mr. Lindberg has since assumed the role of teaching Algebra I and Algebra II.

Mr. Lindberg seeks to inspire his students to always be taking their next step, whatever that might be. By taking that next step, students will be pushed to take risks that will ultimately stretch them so that they may become independent, driven and courage-filled stewards of their own education and faith journey.

“I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
John 6:35


Contact: c.lindberg@enlightiumacademy.com


Mr. Branden Preedy

Mr. Branden Preedy

Mr. Preedy has been in Christian education and ministry since 2014, serving as a youth pastor and facilitator for adult education. Mr. Preedy joined the Enlightium Academy faculty in 2016. Mr. Preedy loves connecting students with an education that transforms not only their minds, but also their hearts through a thoroughly Christian worldview.

Mr. Preedy is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity in Christian Education from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
2 Corinthians 3:18


Contact: b.preedy@enlightiumacademy.com

Mr. Turner Perkins

Mr. Turner Perkins

Mr. Perkins has been interested in studying and teaching the Word of God since his freshman year at Moody Bible Institute. This interest has become a passion and deep love. Jesus has grown and refined this passion so that it would be used for the love of His church, and He is transforming Mr. Perkins every day to become not only a scholar, but a more loving child of God. Mr. Perkins is pursuing a Biblical Studies degree with an interdisciplinary in Biblical Languages. He plans to graduate in the Fall of 2019. Mr. Perkins loves helping students of all ages better understand God’s word in order to love their creator more.

Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Christ Jesus is revealed at His coming.
1 Peter 1:13


Contact: t.perkins@enlightiumacademy.com

Ms. Camilla Canner

Ms. Camilla Canner

Ms. Canner has been working closely with students in a formal context since she was in high school. She has a passion for inspiring students to learn, and her desire is to invest in students personally. This is founded in the belief that everyone has been created in God’s image and is therefore defined by His works, not their own.

Ms. Canner is working on her BA in Biblical Studies, with a minor in Biblical Languages from Moody Bible Institute. She plans to graduate in the Spring of 2019.

But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing the Lord’s praise,
for he has been good to me.
Psalm 13:1-6


Contact: c.canner@enlightiumacademy.com


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Secondary English Teachers

Ms. Serenity Henderson

Ms. Serenity Henderson

Ms. Henderson received her BA in English from Washington State University and is Washington State certified and ACSI certified.

Ms. Henderson started teaching 9-12th grade English at Enlightium Academy in April 2015. She enjoys helping students understand difficult concepts in English, and she enjoys challenging them to give and to be their best.

Lord, when you said to me, "Seek my face," My inner being responded: I'm seeking your face with all my heart.
Psalm 27: 8 (The Passion Translation)

Contact: s.henderson@enlightiumacademy.com

Mr. Branden Preedy

Mr. Branden Preedy

Mr. Preedy has been in Christian education and ministry since 2014, serving as a youth pastor and facilitator for adult education. Mr. Preedy joined the Enlightium Academy faculty in 2016. Mr. Preedy loves connecting students with an education that transforms not only their minds, but also their hearts through a thoroughly Christian worldview.

Mr. Preedy is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity in Christian Education from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
2 Corinthians 3:18


Contact: b.preedy@enlightiumacademy.com


Ms. Hanna Griffing

Ms. Hanna Griffing

Ms. Griffing holds a BA in English Literature and Writing from Whitworth University, and a Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language from Northern Arizona University. She is also ACSI certified.

Ms. Griffing started teaching English abroad in 2011, before returning to the United States to start her master’s program, which she completed in 2015. While completing her coursework, she also worked as a TA, teaching Freshman Composition for Northern Arizona University. She started teaching for Enlightium Academy in 2015, before returning to teach abroad for the 2016-2017 school year. Since returning to Enlightium Academy in 2017, she has taught a variety of courses and written articles for the Enlightium blog. She particularly loves to teach writing because this is a chance for students to express themselves and learn a skill they will use for the rest of their lives.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”
2 Timothy 1:7


Contact: h.griffing@enlightiumacademy.com

Mrs. Brianne Johnson

Mrs. Brianne Johnson

Mrs. Johnson graduated from Moody Bible Institute Spokane in 2017 with a BA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with an Interdisciplinary in Intercultural Studies.

Mrs. Johnson has been a member of the Enlightium team since 2017, teaching in the high school English department. Some of her favorite teaching experiences are “light bulb” moments, when a student grasps a challenging concept. She has a passion for mentoring, and seeing students grow to reach their full potential in Christ.

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6:34


Contact: b.johnson@enlightiumacademy.com

Ms. Angela Payne

Ms. Angela Payne

Ms. Payne has received a BA in Linguistics and a BA in Spanish from Western Washington University. She is TESOL certified.

Ms. Payne has been teaching English in language schools and companies in Mexico since 2015. She began working at Enlightium Academy in November 2016 as an English Teacher’s Assistant. Ms. Payne's favorite part of teaching is sparking student interest in languages and encouraging students’ desire to continue learning.

All the believers were together and had everything in common.
Acts 2: 44

Contact: a.payne@enlightiumacademy.com


 

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Secondary Math Teachers

Mr. Thomas Lambert

Mr. Thomas Lambert

Mr. Lambert received his BS in Mathematics with a minor in Spanish from William Carey University. He is Mississippi State and ACSI Certified.

Mr. Lambert has been teaching Mathematics and Spanish in public schools since 2011 and joined Enlightium Academy in 2015.

Mr. Lambert teaches high school Math and Spanish at Enlightium. He enjoys seeing students find success in their math classes, regardless of skill level, and develop a love for mathematics.

All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
Psalm 25:10

Contact: t.lambert@enlightiumacademy.com

Mrs. Mandee J. Mittler

Mrs. Mandee J. Mittler

Mrs. Mittler received her BA in K-8 education from Eastern Washington University with a major in Science and a minor in Mathematics. She is Washington State certified.

Mrs. Mittler has been teaching since 2006. She has taught Math in Carrington College’s radiology program, coached public school Math competitions for 3 years, and taught in various private schools. She has been at Enlightium Academy since 2015. Mrs. Mittler works with all age groups in Math and other elementary courses. She believes that even if a mistake has occurred, a student can learn from it, make better choices, and understand the concept better once the mistake has been fixed. Since not all students learn the same way, she is willing to try new ways to teach a lesson for any student that needs it.

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17

Contact: m.mittler@enlightiumacademy.com

Mr. Colten Lindberg

Mr. Colten Lindberg

Mr. Lindberg received his BA in Biblical Studies with an Interdisciplinary in Education from Moody Bible Institute in May of 2016. Mr. Lindberg is also ACSI certified in Bible.

Before teaching at Enlightium Academy, Mr. Lindberg student-taught at North West Christian Academy in Spokane, WA where he taught Romans, Apologetics, and Old Testament Survey. Soon after, Mr. Lindberg joined the EA team during the fall of 2015 where he continued teaching Bible. Furthermore, given his natural ability and tutoring experience in math, Mr. Lindberg has since assumed the role of teaching Algebra I and Algebra II.

Mr. Lindberg seeks to inspire his students to always be taking their next step, whatever that might be. By taking that next step, students will be pushed to take risks that will ultimately stretch them so that they may become independent, driven and courage-filled stewards of their own education and faith journey.

“I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” - John 6:35

Contact: c.lindberg@enlightiumacademy.com

Mrs. Rachael Lambert

Mrs. Rachael Lambert

Mrs. Lambert received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from William Carey University in 2010. She worked as an RN in oncology for several years until her son was born in 2014.

She is currently a birth doula and a Bronze math and science teacher. Mrs. Lambert is a believer in lifelong learning and hopes to instill this in her students and family. “Let children feed on the good, the excellent, the great.” -Susan Schaeffer Macaulay

“Seek peace and pursue it.”
Psalm 34:14b


Contact: r.lambert@enlightiumacademy.com


Mrs. Pearl Sanchez

Mrs. Pearl Sanchez

Mrs. Sanchez earned her B.A. in English, with a minor in Mathematics, from Simpson University in Redding, CA. As a California State certified teacher, she has taught and tutored students of all grade levels, ranging from elementary to college.

Mrs. Sanchez joined Enlightium Academy in the 2017 and teaches Elementary Math and Science. She loves to help guide students as they unlock and discover their full potential.

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
Romans 8:28

Contact: p.sanchez@enlightiumacademy.com


Mrs. Leanna Cushman

Mrs. Leanna Cushman

Mrs. Cushman received her BA in Elementary Education with a Middle Level Math Endorsement from Eastern Washington University in 2014. She started teaching Secondary Mathematics in a public school, as well as tutoring in the after-school program and teaching math during summer school to junior high students. In 2017, she acquired her MA in Mathematics Education (5-12) through Western Governors University.

Mrs. Cushman is from Spokane, WA, was married in 2014, and currently lives in Central Washington. She enjoys music, photography, staying active, helping others, and spending time with friends and family.

Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law.
Romans 13:10

Mr. Tim Seo

Mr. Tim Seo

Mr. Seo enjoys meeting new people and hearing their life stories. One of his favorite things about working at Enlightium Academy is grading essays where students get to express themselves, share their experiences, or talk about something they enjoy.

He asked me, “Son of Man, can these bones live?” I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”
Ezekiel 37:3


Contact: t.seo@enlightiumacademy.com


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Secondary History Teachers

Mr. Mike Kuldayev

Mr. Mike Kuldayev

Mr. Kuldayev received a BA in History and Biblical Studies from the University of Fresno Pacific and an MA degree from University of Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. He is ACSI certified.

Mr. Kuldayev has been teaching Bible and History in private schools since 2011, and he began teaching at Enlightium Academy in 2014. He teaches AP History, Dual Credit courses, and enjoys seeing students achieve their highest potential.

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Psalm 32: 8

Contact: m.kuldayev@enlightiumacademy.com

Mr. BJ Condrey

Mr. BJ Condrey

Mr. Condrey received a BA in Philosophy and a BA in Psychology from the University of Missouri in Kansas City. He then received his MA in Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is ACSI certified.

Mr. Condrey teaches History and Psychology courses at Enlightium Academy, where he began working in January of 2016. He served as a youth pastor, young adult pastor, and small group pastor for over ten years in Texas and Mississippi and has taught philosophy at various colleges and universities since 2014. He has authored four books, all of which are available on Amazon (Where Does God Go?, The Word As A Vehicle, Heal Me Or Kill Me, and Breaking Ground). He currently lives in Scotland with his wife and son where he is pursuing his doctorate at the University of Edinburgh. His passion is to challenge young people in the way they think and in the assumptions they hold, in order to help them construct a more responsible worldview.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119: 105

Contact: b.condrey@enlightiumacademy.com

Mrs. Julleah Fink

Mrs. Julleah Fink

Mrs. Fink received her BA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with a minor in Biblical Exposition from Moody Bible Institute in Spokane, Washington. Mrs. Fink has been tutoring at the college level since 2012 and teaches History and English at Enlightium Academy. Mrs. Fink believes in the importance of incorporating Christian values into every individual’s education to better them both academically and spiritually.

I am certain that I will see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart be courageous. Wait for the Lord.
Psalm 27:13-14


Contact: j.fink@enlightiumacademy.com


 

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Secondary Science Teachers

Mrs. Kathleen Thurman

Mrs. Kathleen Thurman

Mrs. Thurman received her BS in Biology from Washington State University and is Washington State certified and ACSI certified.

Mrs. Thurman has been teaching Science in private schools since 2013, and teaches junior and senior high Science classes at Enlightium Academy. Mrs. Thurman's favorite part of teaching is working one-on-one with students and helping them discover the wonders of God's creation.

Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
Psalm 139: 23 - 24

Contact: k.thurman@enlightiumacademy.com

Mrs. Alexandra Siefe

Mrs. Alexandra Siefe

Mrs. Siefe is pursuing a B.A. in Elementary Education with endorsements in Mid-Level Science and Environmental Sustainability Education from Whitworth University. She then plans to pursue her Masters in Gifted and Talented Education, and Doctorate in Education.

Originally from Lompoc, California, Mrs. Siefe began working with science and elementary education courses at Enlightium Academy in 2017. She enjoys working closely with students and teachers, helping young learners cultivate a passion for both God and science.

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
Proverbs 11:25


Contact: a.siefe@enlightiumacademy.com

Mr. Cameron Allen

Mr. Cameron Allen

Mr. Allen has a B.S. in Cellular Biology and a B.A in Biochemistry from the University of Washington. He started teaching science and health at Enlightium after returning from teaching overseas in Morocco as a Peace Corps Volunteer.

Mr. Allen was born in Spokane but has lived on 3 continents. He loves learning about the wonderfully complex world God has given us to explore, and passing on that love of learning to his students.

Great are the works of the Lord; They are studied by all who delight in them. Psalm 111:2

Contact: c.allen@enlightiumacademy.com

Mr. Will Mead

Mr. Will Mead

Mr. Mead earned his B.S. in Biology from Eastern Washington University, where he studied immunology and the human microbiome. He previously taught at El Camino Academia in Bogota, Colombia.

Mr. Mead joined Enlightium in 2017 teaching science and mathematics. He enjoys helping students reveal God’s creative power through the study of the natural order.

My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:2


Contact: w.mead@enlightiumacademy.com

Mr. Tim Seo

Mr. Tim Seo

Mr. Seo enjoys meeting new people and hearing their life stories. One of his favorite things about working at Enlightium Academy is grading essays where students get to express themselves, share their experiences, or talk about something they enjoy.

He asked me, “Son of Man, can these bones live?” I said, “Sovereign Lord, you alone know.”
Ezekiel 37:3


Contact: t.seo@enlightiumacademy.com


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Secondary Electives Teachers

Mr. William Olson

Mr. William Olson

Mr. Olson received a BA in History and Geography, with a minor in Economics from Central Washington University. He then completed the Teaching Certification Program at Central Washington, and later received an AA degree in Electrical Engineering Technology at ITT Technical Institute. He is Washington State certified as a Residency Teacher, with endorsements in Elementary and in Secondary History, Geography, Economics, and Political Science.

Mr. Olson has been teaching in private and public schools and colleges since 1987, and now teaches classes dealing with business, engineering, and technology at Enlightium Academy. He finds that helping students achieve success is very rewarding! He possesses both industry and classroom experience in the fields of technology, software development, and robotics. This, combined with Enlightium’s curriculum, creates an exciting and engaging experience for students. The challenging pace of innovation keeps courseware relevant and timely. Mr. Olson’s students become comfortable and knowledgeable of these trends and skills with hands-on experiences. This is accomplished with a variety of exercises and projects that build a level of mastery and competence - all of which is enjoyable and fun!

This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you.
John 15: 12

Contact: w.olson@enlightiumacademy.com

Mrs. Karina Kovalova

Mrs. Karina Kovalova

Mrs. Karina Kovalova received her MA in Linguistics in 2007 from CSTU, Ukraine. During university years she aimed at bilingual education and foreign language pedagogy, which includes the French and English languages. She is currently pursuing further education in the field of teaching second language. She has experience in educating students of different ages and language levels. Mrs. Kovalova teaches French at Enlightium Academy.

Mrs. Kovalova enjoys teaching and she always looks for an individual approach to improve her students' oral comprehension and communicative skills in foreign languages. Her main goal is to help students see the beauty of the French language and enrich their personalities by learning the French culture.

Besides learning foreign languages, she enjoys playing piano, singing in the church choir, playing tennis and scrapbooking.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 14:5

Contact: k.kovalova@enlightiumacademy.com

Mrs. Olga Shpak Dunn

Mrs. Olga Shpak Dunn

Mrs. Dunn received her BA in Linguistics and her Music minor from the University of Washington in Seattle. She is ACSI certified.

Mrs. Dunn began her teaching career in 2009 by teaching Music Theory at Unison Music School, and has been teaching middle school English, Music, and high school electives at Enlightium Academy since 2014. Mrs. Dunn enjoys helping students enrich their lives through writing and music.

Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are -- yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Hebrews 4: 14 - 16


Contact: o.dunn@enlightiumacademy.com

Ms. Angela Payne

Ms. Angela Payne

Ms. Payne has received a BA in Linguistics and a BA in Spanish from Western Washington University. She is TESOL certified.

Ms. Payne has been teaching English in language schools and companies in Mexico since 2015. She began working at Enlightium Academy in November 2016 as an English Teacher’s Assistant. Ms. Payne's favorite part of teaching is sparking student interest in languages and encouraging students’ desire to continue learning.

All the believers were together and had everything in common.
Acts 2:44


Contact: a.payne@enlightiumacademy.com

Mrs. Danielle Lopez

Mrs. Danielle Lopez

Mrs. Lopez earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Cognitive, Educational, and Developmental Psychology from the University of Hawaii. Additionally, she studied the Hawaiian language. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Gifted Education and a Master’s in Special Education.

Mrs. Lopez is the Director and Designer of Gifted Education and Special Education programs for Enlightium Academy. She has experience teaching at learning centers, online, and in students’ homes since 2011. Her students ranged from elementary school children to adults. She mentored gifted students and students with disabilities. To meet the needs of these children, she designed specialized learning programs and intervention methods.

Mrs. Lopez focuses on creating educational opportunities for every unique learner so that all students can succeed. She strives to encourage student enthusiasm for learning, and eagerness to pursue and achieve individual goals. Mrs. Lopez is motivated to help students become independent so that they can learn beyond her instruction. Her teaching philosophy is based on the principle: "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”

“He said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.’” (Luke 9:23)
“Jesus said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of people.” (Matthew 4:19)


Contact: d.lopez@enlightiumacademy.com


AdvancED Accreditation

AdvancED Accreditation

Accreditation ensures that other accredited schools and universities recognize our students’ transcripts, credits, and courses.
Anytime Learning

Anytime Learning

We take the classroom to wherever you may be, regardless of timezone, provided a reliable internet connection is available. Lessons can also be printed to be completed offline.
Anytime Enrollment

Anytime Enrollment

Students can enroll at any time during the year and counselors will work to align the coursework to match up to previously completed work from the other school.
Christian Worldview

Christian Worldview

Our program has a strong emphasis on incorporating the Christian worldview in everything we do. The curriculum and staff together provide a strong foundation for Christian living and firmness in faith.